| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Voter sign-up deadline almost here
Monday is the last day adults, 18 and older, can register to vote on Nov. 4, Election Day.
Voters will choose among candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. House of Representatives, and state House and...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:17 AM
Cambria County was a painfully appropriate place for Gov. Tom Corbett to sign Senate Bill 1164 on Tuesday.
The legislation provides good Samaritan protection for individuals who report ongoing overdoses. It also allows friends and family members of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:20 PM
State lawmakers gradually return to session Monday from their summer break.
Lawmakers don’t have to be in House and Senate chambers for roll call until 1 p.m. and neither chamber is expected to finalize many controversial bills dealing with...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:45 AM
HARRISBURG — A Good Samaritan helping an overdose victim — even one using illegal drugs — could be safe from prosecution under a bill seeking to cut the number of fatal overdoses from heroin and other opioids.
The measure also allows...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Live animals are not meant to serve as targets or afternoon entertainment. Using these feeling, breathing animals as animated targets is not a right, or even close to a right. It is a medieval wrong.
I'm speaking of Pennsylvania's throwback pigeon...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The two men who have bankrolled much of the billion-dollar transformation of downtown Allentown are hoping to convert that commercial revival into a political force.
City Center Investment Corp. co-owners Joe Topper and J.B. Reilly have launched a...
| Nov 5, 2013
After lots of behind the scenes work by computer and legislative staff, the Pennsylvania General Assembly launched its new website Tuesday. The new site (to the left) is much more informative, lively and interactive than the previous version. That's a.......
| Dec 6, 2013
The General Assembly’s newly designed website, which The Morning Call last month hailed as a sign of good, nonpartisan government, has received national accolades, too. The Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to greater...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:54 AM
The Harrisburg Republicans' plan to change the way Pennsylvania's electoral votes are counted has gained a high-profile Democratic foe: Sen. Bob Casey.
Pennsylvania's senior U.S. senator waded into the state-level fight, sending a letter to state...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Governor Tom Corbett today signed House Bill 135, the second phase of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative that will redirect funds from corrections to communities.
Corbett also signed into law several other pieces of legislation, all related to...
| Nov 7, 2012
With their margins eroded in the staet House and Senate, senior Republicans said this afternoon that they won't be taking their eye off the ball in the new session that starts in January. In the House, GOP leaders say they......